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ECLECTICIST: Kubrick: 237, 2001, 6655321

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Broadcast: 6th December, 2015

Last update: 6th December, 2015


Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange & The Shining How about ‘The Very Best of Stanley Kubrick’? OK

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Whenever we see lists of ‘greatest’ anything to do with cinema, the name Stanley Kubrick will almost certainly be there and his paragraph will have words like ‘innovator’, ‘meticulous’, ‘control freak’, ‘freak’. He was freakish in the level of interest he would take into what he was working on, finely crafting every second of celluloid whether it was to appear in the final cut or not. His attention to detail and absolute perfectionism would win him frothing adoration from movie geeks and bemusement and incredulity from his actors and crew. And what of the box office? Contrary to popular assumption, his movies never initially set any records nor were they critically acclaimed. In fact it’s fair to say that the three movies we’re discussing today were slow burners with the possible exception of ‘A Clockwork Orange’ but that was withdrawn in the UK and only existed in notoriety until Kubrick’s death in 1999.

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The Shining cast

Jack Nicholson Jack Torrance

Shelley Duvall Wendy Torrance

Danny Lloyd Danny Torrance

Scatman Crothers Dick Hallorann

Barry Nelson Stuart Ullman

Philip Stone Delbert Grady

Joe Turkel Lloyd the Bartender

Anne Jackson Doctor

A Clockwork Orange cast

Malcolm McDowell Alex

James Marcus Georgie

Michael Tarn Pete

Patrick Magee Mr. Alexander

Michael Bates Chief Guard

Warren Clarke Dim

John Clive Stage Actor

Adrienne Corri Mrs. Alexander

Carl Duering Dr. Brodsky

2001 cast

Keir Dullea Dr. Dave Bowman

Gary Lockwood Dr. Frank Poole

Douglas Rain HAL 9000

William Sylvester Dr. Heywood R. Floyd

Daniel Richter Moon-Watcher

Leonard Rossiter Dr. Andrei Smyslov

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